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Paris High School students conduct clothing drive

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PARIS, TX -- The Paris High School National Honor Society announces the Back-to-School clothing Drive exceeded all goals all expectations. 

NHS was able to collect over 3,500 clothing items for all ages. According to drive chairman, Trey Kraft, the goal of 1,000 items was met within the first 7 days and at one point The Salvation Army was forced to turn away donations for lack of space.

Donations were temporarily redirected to Christians in Action at that time. NHS members who assisted Kraft with the clothing drive were Caroline Chappell, Will Henderson, John Lewis, Luke Lewis, Kendall McDonald, and Ellen Temple. "It was a huge success," said Kraft. "The Paris ISD faculty, staff, families, and Paris community were very generous and we would like to thank everyone who helped to make this event possible. A clothing drive is a wonderful and easy way to make a dif­ference and I encourage everyone to get involved in their community."  

All items were delivered to The Salvation Army Thrift Store to be distributed through a clothing voucher system to help families in our community. In addition, 100% of the money raised through the sale of items at the Thrift Store goes back into the social service programs in Lamar County.